Category: Cephalosporins

Cefepime-Induced Neurotoxicity

It should come to the surprise to no one that antibiotics tend to be the class of medications most commonly prescribed. From the “z-pack” to “augmentin” and the quinolones, they are a mainstay for outpatient and inpatient medicine. On the inpatient side, it is common to see the combination of vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam as an

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The Trojan Horse of Antibiotics

I reckon it’s time to write about new antibiotics. I do not like beta-lactamases. Mostly due to their ability to confuse clinicians, however also because it makes it difficult to pick an antibiotic for certain infections. I have written extensively about these, so look at this post. In general, carabepenemases and cephalosporinases within class A

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Cephamycins: The Odd Sibling of the Cephalosporin Family

The cephalosporins are a class of beta-lactam antibiotics that is generally classified based on “generations.” These denote the spectrum of bacteria they target, with each successive generation having more gram negative coverage. I am convinced most people only know about ceftriaxone, the prototype third-generation cephalosporin aka an “extended-spectrum beta lactam” along with cefepime, which is

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